Thursday, August 02, 2007
HERBIE HANCOCK’ LATEST FEATURES THE JONI MITCHELL SONGBOOK
Herbie Hancock’s new album, "River: The Joni Letters," due Sept. 25 via Verve, contains songs culled from the Joni Mitchell songbook. Joni Mitchell is included on the album singing a new version of "The Tea Leaf Prophecy," while Tina Turner takes the mic for "Edith and the Kingpin." Other guests include Leonard Cohen on "The Jungle Line," Norah Jones on "Court and Spark," Corinne Bailey Rae on "River" and Luciana Souza on "Amelia." Hancock is also joined the album by such veteran musicians as Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Vinnie Colaiuta and Lionel Loueke. Hancock and Mitchell previously worked together on the latter's 19XX album, "Mingus," on which Shorter also played. The new project also includes Shorter's "Nefertiti" and the Duke Ellington standard "Solitude."